100 Girls Orphaned by Bandits to be Married Off by Speaker

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Speaker to Sponsor Mass Wedding for 100 Orphaned Girls

 

In a heartwarming gesture, the Speaker of the Niger State House of Assembly, Abdulmalik Sarkindaji, has announced plans to marry off 100 female orphans who lost their parents to banditry attacks in Mariga Local Government Area. This initiative is part of his constituency empowerment project aimed at alleviating the suffering of the impoverished.

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According to Sarkindaji, who represents the Mariga Constituency, the girls were carefully selected from a list of 170 names submitted. Although the age range of the orphaned girls was not disclosed, the speaker has pledged to pay the dowries for the bridegrooms and has procured all necessary materials for the mass marriage ceremony.

The event, slated for May 24 at Bangi, the headquarters of Mariga Local Government Area, will have the Niger State Governor, Mohammed Umar Bago, and the Emir of Kontagora, Alhaji Mohammed Barau, serving as guardians to the female orphans.

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Additionally, the Kano State Commander General of the Hisbah Board, Sheikh Aminu Daurawa, is expected to attend the ceremony.

This mass wedding initiative is a commendable effort by the speaker to provide support and hope to these young girls who have faced unimaginable tragedy. It is a testament to the power of community and leadership in making a positive impact on the lives of those in need.

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